Jesus took the Twelve aside and said, “Look, we’re going up to Jerusalem, and everything written about the Human One by the prophets will be accomplished. He will be handed over to the Gentiles. He will be ridiculed, mistreated, and spit on. After torturing him, they will kill him. On the third day, he will rise up.” But the Twelve understood none of these words. The meaning of this message was hidden from them and they didn’t grasp what he was saying. (Luke 18:31-34, CEB)
Jesus went with the 12 and told them as they were going, we are going to Jerusalem and the Human One will have everything done to him that the prophets said would happen. He will be ridiculed, mistreated, and spit on. After torturing him, they will kill him. On the third day, he will rise up. But the disciples were thick and didn’t get it. Now is it they didn’t get that Jesus was the Human One, the Son of Man? Or did they not understand what Jesus said to them?
Did they know Jesus is the Son of Man, the Human One?
Did they just not want it to be true?
Sometimes we ask for a clear statement like this from God and when we get it, we don’t get it either. But I think it is usually because we don’t like what we have heard so we act like we don’t get it.
Clear as day, yet we still don’t understand. But God still loves us.
Loving People. Loving God.